Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Where we are and where we might be heading

It appears that all or at least most of the attention in the past has gone to arteries and precious little time has been spent studying veins. This past year has had the pendulum swing back and veins are now getting some long overdue attention.

Right now, attention is being given to the clogging of veins and the application of stents to keep them open in some patients. It is clear, listening to some CCSVI doctors on UTube, that size of the stents and the balloons is important - something that was truly guesswork a year ago. It is very possible that correctly sized stents are indeed the answer for some people and is the answer without fear of them moving anywhere and causing any ill effects.  I rather expect that the sizing will become just another automatic part of this procedure, though I do not think it has reached that point yet. I am no doctor or scientist but this seems to fall more under logic than science.

Perhaps the materials used in making balloons and stents can be improved upon?

Perhaps the day will come when the location of clogged veins will be more apparent. Perhaps there is a correlation between specific symptoms and specific veins. Or between specific degrees of disability and size of the clog. Clearly, looking at   Linda’s
results, the answer to keeping the dragon in retreat, is to keep the veins open.

One would hope that someone, somewhere, will find a way to prevent veins clogging altogether – perhaps there is a mineral missing in our diets or maybe it is too much of something in our diet that causes this. This could have the happy result of stopping our seniors from getting that very delicate skin where they are constantly becoming bruised at the slightest touch. Perhaps it will end up also being an answer for people with other conditions who are presently in the same limbo we are just emerging from.

I do have hope that our up and coming scientists are more open minded than this past group. Some old things are best left where they are but the old way of approaching disease – pre 1950, pre TV and pre mass marketing, was good. Cures and preventions happened more often then than they do now. Mass marketing is great for things like batteries and cleaners and like that; it enforces progress in those products. It is absolutely the worst thing that ever happened to medicine and drug companies; it impedes growth, encourages greed and deceipt..

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